April 21, 2010
New Vantage Group (NVG)
John May is the managing partner of New Vantage Group ("NVG"), a Vienna, Virginia-based firm that innovatively mobilizes private equity capital into early-stage companies. NVG administers four regional angel groups which include over 300 individual members and has three joint ventures with sister organizations. Over the last 20 years, John has been an advisor to, or a general partner of, five early-stage venture capital funds, including the UK-based Seraphim Capital formed in 2006. John is an authority on "angel" investors and is the co-author of Every Business Needs an Angel (Crown Business: 2001). John is chair-emeritus of the Angel Capital Association and is a lead instructor for the association's "Power of Angel Investing" seminars and founding member of the World Business Angels Association. In 2003, he co-edited with Elizabeth O'Halloran a book and multimedia CD entitled State of the Art: An Executive Briefing on Cutting-Edge Practices in American Angel Investing
(Darden Publishing). He is a Batten Fellow at the University of Virginia's Darden Business School.
Matt Jacobson is a business strategist, problem solver and transaction facilitator who has helped many early stage companies define and execute their business plans. Matt oversees all of the activities of LaunchBox Digital including operations, administration, investments and programming.
Previously Matt held the position of Vice President at AOL where he lead major strategic corporate initiatives, and helped define and grow AOL's wireless and digital service businesses. Matt previously served as an M&A advisor at a number of investment banks including ABN AMRO, WR Hambrecht, Peter J. Solomon Co. and Toronto Dominion Securities.
Matt received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
CEO and Co-Founder
Sanjay is a serial entrepreneur. He is currently CEO and co-founder of hCentive, an online exchange where individuals can compare and shop for health insurance.
Before hCentive, almost 10 years back, Sanjay co-founded GlobalLogic. Today GlobalLogic is the leader in software R&D services. Its clients are technology and software enabled businesses that need high quality products delivered rapidly and cost-effectively. GlobalLogic employs more than 3,000 bight minds across US, India, Ukraine, China and Argentina. GlobalLogic has been ranked an Inc. 500 company and was recognized as a top global employer by IDC and Hewitt Associates. GlobalLogic is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia and is backed by Sequoia Capital , New Atlantic Ventures (NAV) and New Enterprise Associates (NEA).
Apart from building customer centric businesses, Sanjay's other passion is public policy, especially Healthcare. He is an active blogger. You can follow him at http://sanjaysinghsblog.blogspot.com/